Sunday, December 27, 2009

Rolex Macro & Studio Shot Of The Day: John Eaton's LV Submariner...

John Eaton's Macro Magic
Up-Close With The LV Submariner

Desktop Wallpaper: Hubble R136

Hubble Space Desktop Wallpaper

On Jake's Rolex Watch Blog we spend much time exploring outer and inner space. I love checking out high-resolution NASA images from the unbelievable Hubble telescope so I decided to ad a new feature where we will explore incredible NASA images which I optimize for use as desktop wallpaper.

This stunning NASA Hubble was taken by the Wide Field Camera 3 aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and it reveals a massive star cluster nestled in the largest known stellar nursery in our local galactic neighborhood. This massive stellar grouping is named R136 and is only a few million years old and resides within the 30 Doradus Nebula, which is a turbulent star-birth region in the Large Magallanic Cloud (LMC) which is a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way Galaxy.

If you click on the first image below it will give you an image that is 1600 x 900 pixels. For those of you who have the amazing new Apple 27inch iMac I prepared a higher resolution version which is 2560 x 1440.

The image below is 1600 x 900 pixels so I am showing it zoomed in 100%, just so you can see all of the stunning detail. If you want to see even more beautiful detail, click on the green link above the first image that says 2560 x 1440 pixels.

1926 Rolex Oyster Advertisement...

1926 Rolex Oyster Advertisement

Rolex invented and patented the first waterproof watch in 1926 and Hans Wilsdorf named it the Rolex Oyster. Today we take waterproof watches for granted, but in 1926 it was a completely revolutionary invention.

The objective with creating a waterproof watch originally was not to make a watch you could swim or take a shower or bath with, but a watch that was completely impervious to all elements. You see, prior to the invention of the Rolex Oyster, watches used to literally rot from the inside out. This would occur because things like humidity, perspiration, grease, dust, dirt, water and oil would get into the watch case and gunk it up.

Also, by allowing air molecules to easily get inside the case, it would dry out the lubrication oil much faster. In the 1920s and 1930s, Rolex would showcase their watches in Authorized Rolex Dealer's windows, but putting the watches on display in fishtanks with real fish to show-off the waterproofness.

The Following Rolex illustration is from 1926: